The European Safety Programme (ESP) is a proactive programme. Its objective is to focus on ATM safety enhancements in areas where the greatest benefit will be obtained.
With the demand of the ATM network forecast to double by 2020 (from 2005 levels), the emerging requirements of the Single European Sky (SES) and the growing complexity of the ATM system present further challenges.
The ES2 is an ESP initiative to share experience and knowledge amongst ANSPs and FABs in view of enhancing SMS. It has proven to be beneficial for individual approaches and provides a route for achieving excellence within the fast-moving regulatory framework.